Soft Opening: November 24–December 1, 2023
Western & Southern Galleries (Galleries 232 and 233)
In a digital age when maintaining identity and creative property is paramount, the exhibition Black & Brown Faces: VERIFIED presents works that aim to educate and celebrate the overall impact of Black & Brown culture in Entertainment, Health & Science, Beauty & Fashion, and Food & Agriculture on a global scale.
VERIFIED is the third exhibition of the Black & Brown Faces series created by Paloozanoire in partnership with the Cincinnati Art Museum (building on projects in 2020 and 2022). This year’s exhibition presents the work of 15 accomplished artists of color from across the Midwest, showcasing their unique perspectives on the immense influence of Black & Brown culture.
Simultaneously, the works in this multimedia exhibition reflect the makers’ concepts of being verified as an originator in a society where artists of color have historically struggled to maintain ownership of intellectual and creative property. VERIFIED asks artists and visitors alike, "How can innovators benefit from the widespread adoption—on a national or international scale—of their individual ideas?"